Here’s the problem: The median single black mother has a net worth of just $5. Also, thousands of women around the world are being negatively impacted by financial abuse, wage gaps, misinformation and various forms of economic manipulation. Often at the hands of those seeking to do harm others, millions of women find themselves living in misery, dealing with abusive relationships and conditions that could have been prevented with a bit of financial preparation.
The question we must ask is this: Are we preparing women for the struggles that come with economic survival? Is every young woman being armed with the tools necessary to control her own economic destiny?
In this exciting program, Finance professor Dr Boyce Watkins breaks down the rules of Economic Self-Defense for women to allow you to find ways to control your financial outcomes. He explains how financial abuse works, and explores manners by which you can protect yourself and your children from the struggles that come with not having adequate economic training. So, similar to the ways you can protect yourself from an attacker on the street, Dr Watkins talks about ways women can protect themselves from predators who might either undermine or take advantage of your economic situation.
Dr Watkins has taught college students for the last 24 years, and he is also the author of the popular books, “Financial Lovemaking” and “Black American Money.” He has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows, and lectures on financial topics all around the world.
I love to learn. I love to teach.. I never presume that I know everything, since the key to knowledge is understanding how little you actually know. But my goal is to give information, insights and perspectives that allow you to broaden your thinking and to realize all that is possible.
My PhD is in Finance, which I obtained from The Ohio State University. My masters degrees are in Mathematics and Statistics, which I earned at The University of Kentucky. I also received BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management from The University of Kentucky.
I have been on the faculty at Syracuse University since 2001. Before that, I taught classes at The University of Rochester, The Ohio State University, Indiana University and The University of Kentucky. I've been teaching at the college level since I was 22 years old, and have mostly taught classes in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and Finance.
I am the author of the following books: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College," "What if George Bush were a Black Man?", "Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good," and "Black American Money."
Finally, I am the founder of the Your Black World Coalition, an organization and independent media outlet with over half a million subscribers worldwide. We have played a role in confronting destructive hip-hop music, and have also led campaigns on various civil rights issues in the African American community.